July 17, 2011
town councillor's car badly damaged in seafront smash
have appealed for witnesses after a crash on Burnham-On-Sea seafront
left a councillor's car badly damaged early today (Sunday, July
were called to The Esplanade at 3.20am after councillor Neville
Jones dialled 999 to alert police to the incident.
found a vehicle had slammed into the councillor's blue Toyota
outside Quantock Court, shunting it into the back of a white van
parked a few metres away.
wife, Margo, heard the collision but when we looked it in the
dark we couldn't see what had happened and we reported to the
police that my car had been stolen. It was only when they came
to investigate that the full scale of what's happened emerged,"
Cllr Jones told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
crash has been a great shock to us - the car has suffered serious
damage at the front and back and is probably a write-off. The
white van parked in front of mine was also damaged."
added: "This is the third accident along this stretch of
The Esplanade in recent years."
highlights the need for some traffic calming measures to be introduced
here. A set of speed bumps on the road to slow down vehicles would
cost just a few hundred pounds - possibly £500 each - for
the County Council to install."
Meanwhile, anyone with any information regarding the incident
is asked to contact Burnham Police on 0845 456 7000 or via Crimestoppers
on 0800 555 111.
Pictured: The scene of the accident where Sunday's incident